On the 11th demise anniversary of advocate Shahid Azmi, filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Thursday recalled how making a movie on the human rights activist modified his life.
Thirty-two 12 months previous Azmi, who was greatest identified for defending circumstances of individuals accused of terrorism, was assassinated on February 11, 2010 in Mumbai.
Shahid, the 2013 biographical drama primarily based on the life and work of Azmi, proved to be a profession turnaround for Mehta, who had beforehand made forgetful movies like Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! and Dus Kahaniyaan.
Shahid Azmi. Want I might inform him how he modified my life. Wherever you’re thanks Shahid. pic.twitter.com/pRRsFoAftI
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) February 11, 2021
The director took to Twitter to specific his gratitude in direction of Azmi.
“Shahid Azmi. Want I might inform him how he modified my life. Wherever you’re thanks Shahid,” Mehta wrote.
The movie earned two Nationwide Awards — greatest route for Mehta and greatest male actor for Rajkummar Rao, who performed the titular position.
Shahid additionally gave start to one of the crucial profitable collaborations in Hindi movie trade with Mehta and Rao, who went on to work collectively on movies like Citylights, Aligarh, Omerta and most up-to-date, Chhalaang.
Shahid was written by Apurva Asrani, who later collaborated with Mehta on movies like Aligarh, CityLights and Simran.
The critically-acclaimed movie had its world premiere at Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant 2012 and opened to beneficial viewers response.
It additionally featured Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Prabhleen Sandhu and Baljinder Kaur.